Apple TV+ Reportedly Hands Season 2 Renewals To Alt-History Drama ‘For All Mankind’, Jason Momoa’s ‘See’ & More
In an effort to make sure the content keeps flowing for new streaming service Apple TV+, it is being reported that Apple has handed out 2nd Season orders to a batch of their upcoming shows including Ronald D. Moore’s alt-history drama ‘For All Mankind‘, and Steven Knight’s ‘See‘ starring Jason Momoa.
Other series also reportedly heading for 2nd seasons include Kumail Nanjiani’s anthology ‘Little America’, Emily Dickinson comedy ‘Dickinson’, and detective drama ‘Home Before Dark’. Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon drama ‘The Morning Show’ was initially picked up for 2 seasons, so will also be returning. This early batch of renewals is Apple’s effort to avoid a long hiatus in production, along with helping to keep costs down.
‘For All Mankind’ is a “what if” take on history from Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner, Ronald D. Moore. Told through the lives of astronauts, engineers and their families, the series imagines a world in which the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centrepiece of America’s hopes and dreams. The series premieres on 1st November with the launch of Apple TV+.
‘See’ takes place in the distant future, after a deadly virus decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Jason Momoa stars as Baba Voss – the father of twins born centuries later with the mythic ability to see – who must protect his tribe against a powerful yet desperate queen who wants the twins destroyed. Alfre Woodard stars as Paris, Baba Voss’s spiritual leader. The series premieres on 1st November with the launch of Apple TV+.
‘The Morning Show’ explores the cutthroat world of morning news and the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning. Told through the lens of two complicated women working to navigate the mine field of high-octane jobs while facing crises in both their personal and professional lives, “The Morning Show” is an unapologetically candid drama that looks at the power dynamics between women and men, and women and women, in the workplace. The series premieres on 1st November with the launch of Apple TV+.
‘Dickinson’ is a half-hour comedy series that audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender and family from the perspective of rebellious young poet Emily Dickinson. Set in the 19th century, the series is a coming-of-age story that finds Emily to be the unexpected hero for our millennial generation. The series premieres on 1st November with the launch of Apple TV+.
‘Little America’ is inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, and will go beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America, when they’re more relevant now than ever. Apple has not yet set a premiere date for the series.
‘Home Before Dark’ follows a young girl who moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury. Apple has not yet set a premiere date for the series.
For those of you wondering how to get Apple TV+, from 1st November, the service will be available on the Apple TV app via iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, and online at tv.apple.com across 100 countries and regions, including the UK. It will also be coming to select Samsung, Sony, LG and Vizio smart TVs, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, although they aren’t all going to be available for the launch. The service costs £4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial, but if you happen to be in the market for one of the Apple products listed above, you get will get 12 months of Apple TV+ for free.
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